Veteran Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted over peaceful rally
Al Jazeera, 01 Apr 2021
A court in Hong Kong has found seven prominent pro-democracy politicians and campaigners guilty of organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly for their role in a peaceful protest that was one of the biggest rallies in the Chinese-controlled city in 2019.
Those convicted on Thursday include media tycoon Jimmy Lai, as well as 82-year-old Martin Lee, who helped launch the city’s largest opposition Democratic Party in the 1990s and is often called the former British colony’s “father of democracy”.
Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong.
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